Category Archives: India

At the End of the Line: Kutch

Places that are at the end of train lines or are remote and difficult to get to are some of my most favorite destinations in the world and Kutch in the state of Gujarat is no exception. Over the years … Continue reading

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The Mighty Coconut

The ubiquitous coconut holds an important place in the hearts, minds and daily life of all  Indians, eclipsed only by the king of fruits, the mango. It is an essential ingredient in South Indian cuisine, featured prominently in the curries … Continue reading

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The Urge to Document

Q Water Pots India is changing with such astonishing speed that I find myself in a constant state of wonder. In the West, this sort of change is known as progress. And it is about life becoming easier.  There are … Continue reading

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No Money, Not Funny!

During the first few days of “demonetization” we were all patient and thought that this disruption would pass. Most of us, myself included, had never heard of the term but in light of what was happening, it didn’t take long … Continue reading

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Hindus at Prayer

Other people’s faith and devotion has a positive effect on my vague and wavering skepticism. I enjoy being around it; as if through osmosis I may absorb some of the joy that the devout manifest. This may play a major … Continue reading

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Crossing the River

The dilapidated ferry that I am waiting for to cross to the other side of the river in South India is insignificant compared to all the activity taking place around me. It is morning in this small port. Boats are … Continue reading

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The Simple Pleasures of Market Day

Shopping is in my blood. In my family,  it was our recreation. I don’t spend nearly as much time shopping as I once did but I still thoroughly enjoy it, even if I don’t plan on buying much. I love … Continue reading

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